If you are a musician at heart and enjoy creating new and radically different music, you might be interested in a new device which has been created called the Motion Synth, which is the brainchild of the AUUG company from Australia.
The AUUG Motion Synth iPhone Grip has been specifically designed to allow you to use Apple’s iPhone or iPod touch devices and transform them into a motion controlled musical instrument. Check out the video after the jump to see the new device in action and how it can be used.
Its inventors explains a little more: “The AUUG grip positions the screen of an iPhone or iPod touch to be played by the fingers and secures the device to the user’s hand during motion.”
The AUUG grip design has been developed with these musician needs in mind:
– Playability: We discovered that musicians could play melodies and harmonies far more accurately and comfortably if they did not have to grip their iOS device while playing, so the AUUG grip positions your iOS device in the optimal playing orientation and comfortably keeps it there.
– Learn-ability: We also discovered that a touchscreen overlay could provide the tactile feedback that is essential for accurate note playing while the arm is in motion, and for accelerating practice-improvement.
Reliability: Touring musicians need super-durable and reliable gear, so the AUUG grip frame is made from a single sheet of aircraft grade aluminum, that is laser-cut, cold CNC-bent, and given a tumble-smoothed, clear-anodized finish. The front face of your iOS device is also protected by a rigid, tough, and super-light aluminum-composite frame.
– Comfort: The unique form and pattern of the AUUG grip frame was designed with ergonomics and skin-breathability in mind, but only weighs a barely-noticeable single ounce (~28 grams)! Once you have adjusted the elastic section of the strap to fit your hand, you can quickly slip the AUUG grip on without further adjustment. The strap achieves both a highly-secure and comfortable fit by anchoring to a small section on the thumb side of the frame (via a super-tough polypropylene connector) and then widening to grip a large area across the back of the hand.
– Upgradability: The durable front section of the AUUG grip allows the iOS device to be quickly and securely inserted or removed. Multiple front sections are available to precisely fit different iOS device sizes, and if you want to change your iOS device you can simply detach the front section from the AUUG grip and re-attach the right-sized replacement (see FAQ for more details).”
The AUUG Motion Synth project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think the AUUG Motion Synth is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the AUUG Motion Synth become a reality.